Bar News - September 16, 2011
NH Bar Foundation: Leslie Nixon Re-elected
Leslie C. Nixon returns to the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Grants Committee, following reelection to a second five-year term this summer.
Nixon outpolled Concord attorney Steve Camerino on ballots circulated via secure email to attorneys who participate in the IOLTA program.
Nixon is a member of the Manchester law firm of Nixon, Raiche, Barry, Slawsky & Simoneau.
The IOLTA Grants Program funds legal services for the disadvantaged and public education regarding the courts and the law. Annually, the five members of the committee review applications to determine which programs and/or organizations are addressing the most critical civil legal issues facing New Hampshire residents and are best equipped to have a significant impact on the populations they serve. The committee provides funding recommendations to the NHBF Board of Directors whose fiduciary duty includes stewardship of grant programs.
Nixon has held many leadership roles in legal organizations in NH and nationally, including serving as the first woman president of the NH Trial Lawyers Association (now the NH Association for Justice), and on the board of governors of the Association for Justice. Nixon served as a delegate to the 1984 New Hampshire Constitutional Convention, and was a member of the New Hampshire Legislature from 1986 to 1988.
Also serving on the IOLTA Grants Committee are: Jamie Hage, of Hage Hodes; Ruth Ansell, of Ansell & Anderson; Donald F. Hebert, of Hebert & Dolder; and Karen S. McGinley, of Devine, Millimet & Branch.